Whoopi Goldberg FINALLY Breaks Her Legendary Silence Regarding The Mel Gibson Rants

After blowing the lid off the all-important question of whether or not Roman Polanski’s drugging and sodomization of a 13-year-old girl constituted boring old rape or full-on “rape rape,” the world has anxiously waited to see if Professional Opinion Haver Whoopi Goldberg would ever break her legendary silence and finally, FINALLY, offer up a completely insulting and hastily barfed out opinion on Mel Gibson’s public melt-down. Surprise, she has. From the New York Daily News:

Whoopi Goldberg thinks longtime friend Mel Gibson is not a racist – he’s just a “bonehead.”

Despite Gibson’s profanity-laced, racially charged tirade during a secretely taped phone conversation with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, Goldberg defended her friend on Monday’s episode of “The View.”

“I know Mel, and I know he’s not a racist,” she said. “I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he’s being a bonehead, but I can’t sit and say that he’s a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids.”

“You can say he’s being a bonehead.” OK, I’ll say it. He’s being a bonehead. A nightmare racist anti-Semitic homophobic misogynistic bonehead. Yes. Agreed. She has a point, though. How could Mel Gibson be racist if one time he was in a house around Whoopi Goldberg’s children and didn’t threaten to murder them or call them “a pack of niggers”? Would a racist not do those things that one time? I doubt it. A bonehead, maybe.

Goldberg was quick to add, however, that she does not condone her pal’s actions.

“I don’t like what he’s done,” she said. “Make no mistake.”

Oh phew. For a second I thought what Whoopi Goldberg was saying was that she LIKED what Mel Gibson had done.

More stupid stuff that fell out of Whoopi Goldberg’s giant mouth:

Goldberg also added that alcohol was to blame for Gibson’s actions during his 2006 DUI arrest in which the actor made anti-semitic remarks to a police officer.

“Drunks say stupid stuff to people all the time … because they’re drunk, they’re out of control, they’re not thinking, they’re idiotic,” Goldberg said.

However, the talk show host doesn’t think alcohol was responsible for Gibson’s rant that was released Friday on

“This rant?” Goldberg said. “I don’t think he’s drunk on this rant.”

Oh good grief! “You see, when he is using anti-Semitic slurs and denying the Holocaust and blaming ‘all the wars of the world’ on the Jews, it’s because he’s drunk. And when he is being so insanely racist that you can barely even believe it, it’s because he’s a bonehead. One time, he came to my house!” After all these years of making fun of Sheri Shepard, it is time to reassess the Stupidest Person on The View Award. We might need to have the plaque sanded down and re-etched.

“What about me?” — Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
“You are already in the Hall of Fame.” — Gabe

Whoopi Goldberg is a bonehead.